Triad food pantries in need of donations

Local food pantries in the Triad are pleading for donations to provide for hungry families.

Donna McClintock with Blessed Table Food Pantry in Greensboro said the pantry may consider shutting down if their shelves do not replenish.

Last week, they served about 90 families and have seen 44 new clients that have never asked for assistance before.

“I think the donations have gone down this month because people are on vacation and when you’re on vacation you kind of forget about problems,” McClintock said.

Captain Jim Taylor with the Burlington Salvation Army agrees that the summer months put a strain on pantries with school out of session.

“Last month we served more than 1,300 families representing more than 3,300 individuals in 30 days. It’s absolutely phenomenal,” Taylor said.

The Salvation Army accepts donations by mail or at their office give says a week on Anthony Street.

Blessed Table Food Pantry on Summit Ave is open Tuesday through Friday, accepting monetary or can food donations.

7 comments

    • Ty Raid@ wm2793

      They sell their benefit. I use to volunteer at one but the people getting the food dressed nicer than me drove better cars and were jerks when receiving the food. Something needs to be done about the ghetto rats and their sense of entitlement.s then when they are broke at the middle of the month they hit up the pantries

  • Dough boy

    Just get south o border and come back across. You will have more than you food than you ever dream of.

  • Praying.

    I”m not sure about the people that you all are speaking of, but I can tell you why I go to the food pantry. With a spouse who lost their job after working there for 18 years, and a very low income, and not eligible for much in the way of food stamps because we do not have small children, we get a box of food once a month at the food bank. We receive no “other welfare monetary benefits”, and we have paid taxes for years and years. “They sell their benefit”? You don’t know what you’re talking about. We live VERY simply. And we are always thankful and appreciative for any food that we receive. If you nasty people want to call everyone who gets a box of food “ghetto rats” then you seriously need some help. I will pray for you.

    • j r nance (@rnance1950)

      Yeah, go ahead & pray for me & make sure you get my name right plus you should also pray for yourself because I don’t believe anyone singled you out for selling Welfare Benefits but I happen to know that Millions do sell them & if you don’t believe that one then you’re the one that seriously needs Help…..

      • JT

        “I happen to know that Millions (sic) do sell them…” source please? And make sure it’s academically credible; you’re feverish imagination is not considered a viable source.

      • Praying.

        The question asked was, why would a person need to go to a food bank, if they get food stamps? You asked what they do with them. And the response was, unequivocally, “they sell them”. That is an across-the-board statement, and it requires no singling out. It includes all people who get food stamps, and go to the food bank. Believe me, I do pray for myself. Every day. And I would like to second JT’s request for a source for your information.

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